15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

15 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Playas del Coco
— 1 night
2
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
3
Santa Teresa
— 1 night
4
Uvita
— 2 nights
5
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
6
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 1 night
7
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights

1
night
Playas del Coco

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
On the 28th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Playa Hermosa, and then stop by Cata Chocolate.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Playas del Coco trip maker site.

Lexington, USA to Playas del Coco is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Playa Hermosa
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Cata Chocolate ©
Cata Chocolate

2
nights
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
On the 29th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Park, thenget the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Tamarindo trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas

1
night
Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa ©
A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
On the 31st (Fri), kick back and relax at Playa Santa Teresa, thenstroll through Playa Hermosa, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Teresa trip tool.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Santa Teresa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Uvita.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Playa Santa Teresa ©
Playa Santa Teresa

2
nights
Uvita

Uvita ©
Ideal for visitors looking to escape Costa Rica's busy beaches, Uvita offers a serene atmosphere and plenty of uncrowded sand for a leisurely vacation.
On the 1st (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Uvita Beach, thenstroll through Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and then admire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Uvita fast, fun, and easy.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Santa Teresa to Uvita in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Dominical
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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Get in touch with nature at Playa Manuel Antonio and Manuel Antonio National Park. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Spas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manuel Antonio: Jaco (Bambu, Off-Road Tours, &more). There's more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and stroll around Parque Nahomi.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio planning app.

Traveling by car from Uvita to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Jaco, Quepos
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Walking tours

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night
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
On the 6th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, kick back and relax at Playa Cocles, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Uva Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles

4
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos

Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Butterfly Conservatory and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Get outdoors at Tabacon Hot Springs and Paradise Hot Springs. There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and take in the exciting artwork at Wood & Art Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Butterfly Conservatory
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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